2015-2016 Help Desk Highlights

As the third year of serving as the facilitator of the Burlington High School Help Desk comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all of the Help Desk students, especially the graduating seniors, for everything they did throughout the year to support our 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for…

Easy Accents Google Docs Add-On

Lately, I’ve received several inquires from foreign language teachers at both the high school and middle school levels asking about the best way to add accents to characters when writing in a foreign language in a Google Doc. The web is filled with resources that provide different¬†methods to insert accents in various languages on both…

Creating an Archive of Your Data with Google Takeout

As of July 1, graduating seniors from Burlington High School will no longer have access to their school Google accounts. We highly recommend students use Google Takeout to create an archive of their data in Drive, Gmail, etc. Google Takeout allows students to select specific Google products and download that data onto a home desktop…

Help Desk Live-Episode 32: Storyboard That

Help Desk Live-Episode 32 featured Aaron Sherman, founder of the fantastic, device agnostic digital storytelling tool StoryBoard That. BHS Help Desk students senior Shiv Shukla and sophomore Quentin Inglis had the opportunity to host their first episode of Help Desk Live and learn about entrepreneurship directly from Aaron. Check out the episode, which is embedded…

Power Up YouTube with Playlists

Earlier this year, I worked with BHS English teacher Callie Graham and helped her create a YouTube channel for her journalism class. This channel showcases the videos created by her students each semester. Today, Mrs. Graham visited me in the Help Desk wanting to know if there was a way to organize the videos her…

Podcasts are Essential to Learning!

Editor’s Note:¬†This post, co-authored by Caroline Akerley, Chandler Joyce, and Adam Princiotta, originally appeared on the blog of Adam Princiotta. Podcasts A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by…